Matthew Gonzales

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Education Policy Researcher, Columbia University

New York City, New York

Matthew Gonzales is an education policy researcher with a deep interest in racial and socioeconomic school integration and educational equity. He was formerly a special education middle-school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). He is currently a graduate student of education policy at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Posted Oct. 21, 2015

Will Obama Finally Do Something About Integration?

In the last year of his second term, President Obama must commit to the fight against racial and economic segregation…

By Matthew Gonzales

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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